Too vs. Enough – English Language Exercise

Too vs. Enough – a classic debate as to how to truly describe your feelings about something. But don’t jump to conclusions – as there are many forms of too and they can get very tricky at times! Today’s blog post is dedicated to consolidating that knowledge, while also working on your Business English language skills!

Before we get started, be sure to have a look at our English language explanation graphic, which describes the many facets of the word too and how to properly use it:

Have you studied it up? Now it’s time to test your skills with an English language quiz! Be sure to refer back to this graphic if you are ever confused about which form of the word you need to put!

Too vs. Enough Fill In the Blank Quiz

Test your knowledge of too vs enough using the following exercise!

How did you do? 100%, perfect score? If you think you need to take it again, click refresh in your browser! A little repetition is always a good thing when it comes to language, and will certainly work in your favor. If you want to check out other Scrambled Eggs English School language exercises, be sure to check out the rest of our blog with tons of English grammar exercises as well as videos. And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @scrambledeggsenglish

Phrasal Verbs for your New Year’s Resolutions

Apparently about 60% of people make new year’s resolutions, however only around 8% are successful in achieving them. Here are some useful verbs from your Scrambled Eggs team to help you describe what you’re trying this year.

Firstly, how about starting something new this year? Maybe something you’ve wanted to do for a long time?

learn new skills by accident

How do you feel about picking up something new? Too busy? Then try this one:

practice and improve old skills

If you’re too lazy to improve or develop talents, then there’s always Netflix for when you have some free time:

catch up on missed episodes of Netflix

Some people are more organised than others, and possibly tidier than them too, but everyone has to face the same problems of junk at some point in the year:

get rid of the junk in your apartment or office

Now let’s have a look at one of the most common new year’s resolutions – starting a diet:

cut down on activities for the new year

New year = new you? Then how about focusing on the way you interact with other people around you:

get along better with colleagues

What do you think about starting a diet? If it seems like a good idea now, just remember that you can’t quit after just a few weeks:

See new year's resolutions through to the end

And there you go! 7 new phrasal verbs for you to use when you speak English. Think you can use these verbs in conversation? Try chatting with a friend about your new year’s resolutions, or leave a comment below about what you’re trying this year!

If you want to practice them a bit more, have a go at the quiz below:

Phrasal verbs for new year's resolutions

Test your knowledge of the phrasal verbs!

Tea-time in the UK – Reading Comprehension Exercise

Is it tea-time yet?

How many coffees do you have each day? Having coffee in Italy is a part of most people’s daily ritual, and tea performs the same role in the UK.

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A cup of tea (a ‘cuppa’ in British English) is most often enjoyed with breakfast, as a mid-morning break and at ‘tea-time’ – about 5pm. A tea-time cuppa usually also involves a small snack (biscuits/cake etc.). The elegant “Afternoon Tea” or “Cream Tea” with lots of sandwiches, scones and cakes is only for special occasions.
N.B. Working-class Brits sometimes use the phrase ‘tea-time’ to mean dinner, if they eat their meal at about 6pm. This is usually builders, plumbers, gardeners.

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A typical ‘cuppa’ is strong tea with milk and sugar. This is usually called “builders’ tea”.
Earl Grey tea is also quite popular, while Darjeeling/Mint/Green/Chamomile tea etc. are not standard.

The UK market is dominated by five brands – PG Tips, Tetley, Typhoo, Twinings and Yorkshire Tea.

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The UK population is around 65 million people, so how many of cups of tea do they drink each day? About 165 million cups daily or 60.2 billion per year!
Tea became incredibly popular in Britain because of the British Empire. Tea-drinking was encouraged by the British government because of the money from tea tax.

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How to Make British Tea
Choose your tea. This is by far the most important step to making perfect British tea….
Boil the water….
• Put your teabag(s) in the pot or mugs….
Pour boiling water over the teabag, and stir….
• Wait!…
Remove the teabag….
Add milk and sugar to taste….
Enjoy your tea!

Tea Time in the UK: Reading Comprehension Quiz

After reading this text, click here to take the test and check your comprehension!

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